The Utopian College of Emergency for Medicine (UCEM) is pleased to announce the introduction of a new diagnostic tool – the Electropenogram (EPG).
After an exhausting 12 month statistical analysis by the backroom boffins, the retrospective review of 26 832 ED cardiac tracings has finally been completed. The results of this BACCHUS-II trial are open to interpretation, lack little scientific credibility and are on the whole inaccurate. However, in this world of eminence based medicine where the statistics never lie it is prudent to take note of the studies findings.
- Resting Positive Electropenograms were recorded in 2.6% of the general population, 3.4% of inmates and 13% of administrators (p = 0.02; 95% confidence interval, 1-99%)
- The maximum prevalence of Positive Electropenograms occurred on Friday and Saturday evenings (80%) with a staggering 93% on Public Holidays.
As yet it is uncertain as to what a positive Electropenogram might mean for the patient but some of the LITFL team have their theories…
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